The word for this week is wordsmith [wurd-smith], a noun that can mean either "an expert in the use of words" or "a person (journalist, novelist, etc.) whose vocation is writing". I don't think I'd ever heard the word until maybe two years ago or so... and now I hear (and see) it all the time. I like the word. It reminds me of "blacksmith" -- I picture someone forging several glowing words together, creating a shiny new story or poem.
I loved listening to the professor,
a brilliant wordsmith whose entertaining lectures
always attracted crowds of students.
I would love to be a real wordsmith
some day, getting paid to write.
After reading a selection
of her cleverly crafted poetry,
I knew she was worthy of the title "wordsmith".
Do you know any wordsmiths? Would you like to be one?